Hi there, thanks for your interest in how we calculate an experience's ranking score. It's at the core of Rankers so I'm pleased you're curious.
The ranking score percentage is used to compare and sort experiences in ranking tables. It is not necessarily a direct measurement of the quality of a particular experience as rated by its customers. I've found it a useful tool to allow me to find the best experiences with confidence. But I've also found it important to read the customer reviews before making any final judgements!
We calculate an experience's ranking score using a multi-factor data model instead of a raw data average (mean). This model takes into account several important questions. For instance - is there a trusted body of reviews? What is the age of a review and is the review from a credible source?
Below you'll find details around some of the important factors that went into calculating the ranking score for Cape Kidnappers Walking Track.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at email@example.com. We don't believe this is perfect or complete so we're always interested in ways we might make improvements.
58 Valid Reviews
The Cape Kidnappers Walking Track experience has a total of 58 valid reviews. There are no invalid reviews that are excluded from the calculation. Reviews can be excluded only when a reviewer is not verified or after an investigation by our team determines the reviewer is not genuine.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 58 valid reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Kidnappers Walking Track valid reviews is 87.76% and is based on 58 valid reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here as a comparison to the weighted average.
56 Face-to-Face Reviews
The Rankers team meets with travellers while they’re in New Zealand and conducts face-to-face surveys. These reviews, in our opinion, are the most trusted in the industry and represent a critical control sample. To our knowledge, we are the only travel review website in the world that has gone to this extent.
Within the 58 valid reviews, the experience has 56 face-to-face reviews collected during interviews by our team.
Below is the distribution of ratings for the 56 face-to-face reviews:
The raw data average (mean) for all the Cape Kidnappers Walking Track face-to-face reviews is 87.32% and is based on 56 face-to-face reviews. This value is not used to calculate the ranking score and it only provided here for comparison purposes.
Rankers calculates a weighted mean as a base average on which we can improve. Individual review's ratings are given a weight based on several factors. The weight of a review determines the overall impact it'll have on the final weighted average.
Recent reviews have more weight as they are more relevant and reflect the experience as it currently operates. Over time reviews become less relevant and loose their impact on the ranking score.
Low rating reviews carry slightly less weight. This dampens the effect of very low ratings for every experience across the board. This is especially important when the experience has few reviews overall and a single negative rating can grossly mischaracterise an experience. Consistent poor reviews will still result in the experience receiving a comparitively low ranking score.
Credible sources provide reviews that can be trusted. If we have verified a reviewer is genuine via a face-to-face meeting then the review carries additional weight.
|Maddie F||7/10||999 days||5.88||100%|
|Lizzie Edmonds||8/10||1120 days||4.7||80%|
|Andrea Mueller||9/10||1366 days||4.47||76%|
|Simon Briens||7/10||1410 days||3.99||68%|
|Helna Saumanova||10/10||1418 days||4.37||74%|
|Sylvain Schiber||10/10||1489 days||4.23||72%|
|Benjamin Schyler||7/10||1701 days||3.47||59%|
|Laura Constans||9/10||1701 days||3.81||65%|
|Paul Larauze||8/10||1731 days||3.57||61%|
|Adam Pulkrabek||9/10||1738 days||3.74||64%|
|Simone De Angiou||9/10||1753 days||3.71||63%|
|Tatiana Racheneau||10/10||1777 days||3.67||62%|
|Annika Locker||8/10||1779 days||3.48||59%|
|Valerie Balcom||9/10||1790 days||3.64||62%|
|Linda and Gunther||9/10||1808 days||3.6||61%|
|Elsa Caniato||7/10||1825 days||3.25||55%|
|Sarah Boettcher||8/10||1869 days||3.31||56%|
|Eva Marsikova||9/10||2091 days||3.05||52%|
|Jurgen Moors||10/10||2194 days||2.85||48%|
|Zuzana Holubova||10/10||2436 days||2.38||40%|
|Christopher Buch Madsen||9/10||2460 days||2.33||40%|
|Miriam Grund||9/10||2469 days||2.31||39%|
|Pierre Gentile||8/10||2476 days||2.18||37%|
|Fraule-Emmanuelle De Rouqmout||8/10||2488 days||2.16||37%|
|Pier Durand||9/10||2488 days||2.27||39%|
|Serena Poggioli||9/10||2488 days||2.27||39%|
|Luca Willensrock||8/10||2509 days||2.12||36%|
|Nelle Dutilleur||9/10||2511 days||2.23||38%|
|Reinhard Boettcher||10/10||2530 days||2.19||37%|
|Angelika Bottcher||8/10||2530 days||2.08||35%|
|Ramon Keller||9/10||2910 days||1.45||25%|
|Russell Eames||10/10||3207 days||0.87||15%|
|Marjolein Hartsuiker||10/10||3210 days||0.86||15%|
|Magda Savels||9/10||3217 days||0.85||14%|
|Soren Storeboerg||8/10||3221 days||0.8||14%|
|Hans Bos||8/10||3287 days||0.67||11%|
|Ute Janich||10/10||3513 days||0.27||5%|
|Christoph & Maria||10/10||3551 days||0.19||3%|
|Janey Chamberlain||8/10||3552 days||0.18||3%|
|K & J Overton||9/10||3555 days||0.19||3%|
|M Holierhoek||7/10||3563 days||0.15||3%|
|Hans and Astrid||8/10||3903 days||0.0||0%|
|George Lepple||10/10||3919 days||0.0||0%|
|Phil Bruce||9/10||3932 days||0.0||0%|
|Chris Kevin||9/10||3963 days||0.0||0%|
|Solveig Mosinski||10/10||4028 days||0.0||0%|
Several adjustments to the weighted average may be added to improve relevancy and credibility. Cape Kidnappers Walking Track does not meet the criteria for any of these adjustments to apply.
The final ranking score once rounding has been applied. This value is cached and recalculated each day. Therefore it may not be precisely accurate based on the other values presented.
If you have any questions or comments about our ranking score calculation please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.